Rocky Mountain Wild
Rocky Mountain Wild is a 501(c)3 that works to protect, connect, and restore wildlife and wild lands in the Southern Rocky Mountain region.
We've been working for over 20 years to keep Wolf Creek Pass wild. Check out the current status.
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Help us tell the developers and decision-makers why building a "village" for 10,000 people at Wolf Creek Pass is a bad idea.
We are currently waiting for judges to rule on two cases:
In May 2017, Friends of Wolf Creek won a lawsuit that nullified a land exchange that would have given the developers increased access to Highway 160. The judge determined the Forest Service shirked its responsibility to complete a full environmental analysis of the project by ignoring the immense impacts of building a city in this important wildlife corridor. We are now waiting for the judge to determine if the developers have taken all necessary steps to fully unwind that exchange.
Following our win in 2017, the Forest Service issued a new Record of Decision that gave the developers an easement across public land to their parcel. We worked with the local communities to mount a vigorous public opposition to this action. The Forest Service, however, rejected all comments from people who hadn’t previously commented on this issue back in 2012, severely limiting public input in the process. In 2019, we filed suit to stop the conveyance of this easement, as this action is based on the same incomplete environmental analysis as the land exchange. We are current waiting on a ruling in our case.
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Colorado Mountain Club, Defenders of Wildlife, EcoFlight, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Rocky Mountain Recreation Initiative, Wildlands Network, Wilderness Workshop